Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace March 31, 2010


James M. Churchill, business development director, Turner Tree and Landscape.

Paul M. Duck, chief executive officer, Coastal Orthopedics & Pain Management.

Andrew E. Burchard, M.D., facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Hillstrom Facial Plastic Surgery.

Virginia Ray, promoted to vice president of membership, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Sandie Hawkins, promoted to director of training; and Lisa Dixon, promoted to marketing programs manager, Signs Now.

Michelle Dillard, product marketing manager, Teltronics, Inc.

Deborah Fallucca, principal, CS&L CPAs.

Jeff Bergamo, staff accountant, Kenneth Jarvis, PLLC.

Kathryn M. Larkin, client relations and human resources director, Right Accord Private Duty-Home Health Care.

Adam Sulimirski, promoted to general manager, Cruise Car, Inc.

Cory Reeves, staff accountant; Jim Williams, tax associate; and Steve Mixon, Justin Reslan, Nicole Vander Clay, Justin Dalton, interns, Kerkering, Barberio & Co. CPAs.

Dr. Karen Miller, consultant, Youthful Aging Home Health Care, Sarasota.

Dr. Melissa Hammond, optometric physician, Center for Sight University Park office.

Dominique Quinn, vice president, retail branch manager, HomeBanc Lakewood Ranch.

Denise M. Pope, executive vice president, philanthropy, Tidewell Hospice.

Marty Katz, development director of community resources, Jewish Family & Children’s Service.

Paula Bell, promoted to senior stylist; and Jamie Meaney, promoted to stylist, Cutting Loose salon.

Jeannette Estevez Adelman, account supervisor, Eric Mower and Associates.

Becky Elder, promoted to executive vice president; and Falyn Ernst, promoted to vice president, senior art director, Baskerville Advertising.

Henry E. Scott, vice president/chief marketing officer, Creative Loafing.


Nicole Kaney of NK Productions Wedding Planner has been selected as a 2010 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Florida.

Josh Wynne Construction received the platinum award in the Best in American Living Awards at the International Builders’ Show for its Codding Cottage project in Laurel Park.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals in America based on low mortality and complication rates, according to HealthGrades, an independent hospital rating company.

Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group has been named a “better performer” by the national Medical Group Management Association.

Leanne T. Cross has been admitted as a partner with CPA Associates.

Will Cox of the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick has received the Premier Volunteer Award from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Julia Steele has been appointed president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter.

Frederick P. Mercurio has been recertified as a Board Certified (Specialist) in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar.

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance has appointed the following to its board of directors: Joey Brannon, Axiom CPAs; Darrell Turner, Turner Tree & Landscape; Brian Volner, American Momentum Bank; and Annette Gueli, ProMotion Notions. Marc Simms, RPM Business Advisors, is the new chairman of the board.

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has awarded the annual Robert E. Hunt beautification award to Tortuga Inn Beach Resort.

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the following to its 2010 board of directors: Cheryl Gaddie of CGdesigns, chairman; Brad Stewart of Captain Curt’s, chairman elect; Russell Matthes of Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, treasurer; Rosenda Calloway of AAA Travel, secretary;  and Aimee Holmes of Hyatt Siesta Key Beach, immediate past chair.

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards at its annual meeting: Dave Magee and Aimee Holmes, Board of Directors Service Awards; Vern Johnson, Sharon Cunningham Volunteer of the Year award; Alana Tomasso of Cunningham Property Management, Shining Star Award; Mark Smith, president of the Siesta Key Village Association, Community Partner Award;  Jan Solomon, co-owner of Key Sailing Charters, the 2009 Business Person of the Year; Siesta Sports Rentals, the 2009 Small Business of the Year; and Café Gabbiano, 2009 Large Business of the Year.

The Siesta Key Beach Ambassadors has made the following 2009 awards: Joyce Colletti, Beach Ambassador Volunteer, Bill Leddy, Stealth Award; and George Dubro, Rookie of the Year.

Oliphant Finiancial LLC and Star2Star Communications LLC have received incentive grants from Manatee County government to hire and retain employees at wages that exceed the county average.

Voss & Associates has been hired by the National Family Partnership to conduct a national media campaign called “Lock Your Meds” to prevent the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Joe Formella, president of Formella Construction, recently obtained his real estate license, which he has placed with Manatee River Realty.

Bob Seeger of Seeger Yacht Sales & Brokerage Services has earned the Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation, the highest certification from the National Yacht Broker Certification Program.

Manatee Memorial Hospital has received the 2009 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

Dr. David Zamikoff of Natural Healing Arts Medical Center has been accepted to Strathmores Who’s Who for 2010 as one of the area’s leading chiropractic physicians.

Anexio has been named one of the top 100 global technology service providers in the MSPMentor’s Global Top 100 annual industry report.

Warren G. Simonds of Willis A. Smith Construction has joined the board of directors of the Argus Foundation.

Craig Campbell of Holland Construction has received the Silver Leadership Award from Junior Achievement of West Central Florida.


Breezy T’s Sports Pub & Grill, a nonsmoking pub, has opened at 6566 Gateway Ave. in Sarasota.

NeoDerm Aesthetics has moved to 1980 S. Tuttle Ave. in Sarasota.

Wood Mortgage has reopened at 4900 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton.

Re/Max Platinum Realty has opened a downtown Sarasota office at 1312 Main St.

Trader Vic’s Island Bar & Grill

has opened at 351 N. Cattleman Road in Sarasota.

The Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost has opened at the corner of Pine Avenue and Crescent in Anna Maria.

Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar has opened at 3611 First St. E. in Bradenton.

Phoenix Ink and Ferro Enterprises have announced a joint venture called EcoTrend Office Solutions.

P. Christopher Jaensch of Jaensch Immigration Law Firm has opened Passport Health of Sarasota at 2195 Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota.

Polnet Communications, LTD has leased 2,150 square feet of office space at 1956 Main St. for its new radio station, WTMY AM 1280 – The Voice of Manasota.

The Economic Development Investment Fund has moved to 5104 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Suite 104-C, in Sarasota.

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